This wedding has been a long time coming! Karlyn and I have known each other since middle school…and most of those years she’s been in love with John Michael. Their love story is a faerie tale and I am so blessed to be a part of it!
Now being friends for so long is a great privilege. The day started with excellently made mimosas and a beautiful breakfast for all the bridesmaids and myself😉
His brothers made this beautiful ring box with the Cinderella carriage on it!
Also, my favorite weddings have military traditions. Being a Navy brat myself, military uniforms get me excited!
Before the ceremony of course they wanted to have an intimate moment together. After the spot we wanted we couldn’t use and we couldn’t find a blindfold this corner worked out great!
The whole ceremony was beautiful. I’ve never been to a high Catholic mass before! Such a privilege to be able to witness beautiful Latin and Eucharist.
Their exit was a sword ceremony where some of his marine buddies gave them a grand exit!
I love seeing relationships where they are clearly best friends. And here we can see that!
One of my favorite shots from the whole day is actually an imitation of a picture Mama and Papa Dunne had from their wedding!
This whole group was a bunch of fun. Very silly people. So nice to see people who don’t take life too seriously!
Sisters vs. wife!
This picture has a long-standing tradition!
The reception of course was a blast. Lots of dancing, of course I partook!, great food, wine and beer, and incredible cake.
A special moment during the ceremony: it was also Mama Dunne’s birthday so we all sang happy birthday to her!
So much happiness and love! I adore the way JM looks at her!
The garter was caught by her brother. Bouquet caught by his sister. Then came the awkward tradition of placing the garter on the girl. His face was priceless. Good job Liam!
Congratulations JM and Karlyn! You are very loved and blessed. I’m praying for your new marriage!
Dress: Private label by G, purchased at St. Anthony’s Bridal
Shoes: Madden Girl from DSW
Alterations: Blanca Shek, owner of Fresca Designs
Veil: Blanca Shek
Jewelry: Express Jewelers
Bridesmaid necklaces: Express Jewelers
Rings: Express Jewelers
Groom: U.S. Marine Corps Dress Blue Alphas
Flowers: Peggy Bier
Catering and Cake: Catering by Margarita
DJ: Entertainment with Class
Thank you to Kayla Reichard for being an incredible second shooter! Hopefully we can work again in the future!!
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